siz·​able | \ ˈsī-zə-bəl How to pronounce sizable (audio) \
variants: or sizeable

Definition of sizable

: fairly large : considerable a sizable donation

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Other Words from sizable

sizableness noun
sizably \ ˈsī-​zə-​blē How to pronounce sizably (audio) \ adverb

Examples of sizable in a Sentence

a sizable portion of the population He won by a sizable margin.

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The Eastern District of North Carolina, which covers Tar Heel residents from Raleigh to the state’s Atlantic coast, has never had a federal black judge despite its sizable African-American population. Brent Kendall, WSJ, "North Carolina Judicial Nominee Faces Confirmation Battle," 27 Nov. 2018 As stocks climbed, the dollar posted a sizable gain against the yen, which... Sam Goldfarb, WSJ, "Dollar Rises as Investors Reassess Rate Outlook," 26 Mar. 2019 Besides, as all that tabloid speculation proves, there's more than enough buzz around each couple to employ two sizable offices. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Why Is Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Household Split From Kate Middleton and Prince William Such a Big Deal?," 15 Mar. 2019 While many amputee runners and wheelchair basketball players have increasingly sizable and visible communities to turn to, Ball didn’t know any other aerialists without feet. Susie Armitage, SELF, "This Is How an Aerial Performer Restarted Her Career After Having Both Feet Amputated," 23 Jan. 2019 Investigators had urged residents in a sizable swath of Perry Hall to stay hunkered down inside their homes and lock all doors and windows as officers search the community fringed with woodlands. Benjamin Brown, Fox News, "Suspects in killing of Baltimore County police officer arrested, eyed in burglaries in area," 2 Oct. 2018 Halep asserted her supremacy in the third set, nearly handing Stephens a bagel and giving herself a sizable cushion for any late nerves. Stanley Kay,, "With a Slam Under Her Belt, Simona Halep Cements Status as World's Best Player," 9 June 2018 The Lord of the Rings alum proposed to the pop star on Valentine's Day with a unique (and sizable) flower-shaped ring, featuring a deep pink center stone embraced by a ring of eight smaller diamonds. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Katy Perry's Engagement Ring from Orlando Bloom Has a Surprising Link to Princess Diana," 16 Feb. 2019 The rupture was sizable, and Hill equated it to the blister which cost him a significant portion of the 2016 season. Andy Mccullough,, "As Rich Hill returns to disabled list, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw throws bullpen session," 20 May 2018

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First Known Use of sizable

1613, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of sizable

: fairly large


variants: or sizeable \ ˈsī-​zə-​bəl \

Kids Definition of sizable

: fairly large a sizable contribution

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